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Darwin L. White, 1939-2024

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Darwin L. White, 84, on January 22, 2024 following a brief illness. Darwin was born on December 26, 1939 in Fairview, WV to the late Clifford & Ary (Wilson) White.

Darwin was a good, kind-hearted, charismatic man, dedicated father and grandfather, friend, and vibrant spirit who touched the lives of everyone he encountered. Darwin brought smiles and laughter to so many people. He was a Hall of Fame and record-holding athlete, playing baseball, basketball, and football during his early years to later coaching a variety of sports, a true testament to his passion for teaching and love of sports.

As part of the Flagler College family for almost 30 years, Darwin made a lasting impact as an educator, coach, Athletic Director, Dean of Students, and Registrar. Prior to coming to Flagler, he served as headmaster of Briarwood School in Palatka and held a teaching/coaching position at Sanford School in Wilmington, DE. He received a BS and M.Ed. degree from West Chester (State College) University.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ginger White, and sister, Kyleen Kennett. He is survived by a loving family that includes his devoted companion, Leslie Groninger; his daughter, Tracy Litzinger and husband, Mark; his son, Christopher White and partner, Eric Ross; and his grandchildren, Aubrey and Dane Litzinger.

Darwin leaves behind a legacy that continues to inspire us all. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Darwin L. White Endowed Scholarship at Flagler College by visiting or mailing checks to the Flagler College Office of Institutional Advancement, 74 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Condolences, messages, memories, and photos can be shared with the family online at A gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date.


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